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IIIS Co-hosts Machine Learning Workshop

July 27,2012

The Machine Learning workshop took place during 23-24 July at the Chinese University of Hongkong. It is co-organized by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences(IIIS) at Tsinghua, and the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science and Communications(ITCSC) at CUHK. IIIS Dean Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao serves as General Chair of the workshop.

The workshop aims to provide a forum to bring world-class scholars to present recent advances and to brainstorm future directions of machine learning. Exciting speeches, panels and posters cover broad areas, including learning theory and complexity, natural language processing, computer vision, machine translation, speech, information retrieval, dialogue systems and crowd sourcing. IIIS Assistant Professors Jia Xu and Andrew Wan gave invited talks during the workshop.

Machine learning is becoming one of the hottest areas in computer science, widely adopted in disciplines such as artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, social networks, finance and economics. In the industry, machine learning tools have been broadly used to process large amount of data to make information efficiently produced, transferred and delivered to billions of users worldwide.